Find a MINT Trainer
List of local MINT trainers
Kevan Myers, Social Worker: Melbourne, Australia
Kevan has over 25 years experience in a range of mental health community and hospital based settings including most recently as a Dual Diagnosis Consultant. He has trained a wide variety of health and welfare workers in Motivational Interviewing over the last ten years including face to face and online formats. He is currently completing a PhD at the Social Work department, Monash University Melbourne where he is a regular guest lecturer.
Dr Rochelle Cairns, Health and Clinical Psychologist: Melbourne, Australia
Rochelle is a Health and Clinical Psychologist working in Ballarat and Melbourne, who has an interest in the use of Motivational Interviewing in health care, particularly in chronic disease management. She has provided training in MI in health care and university settings within Australia, USA, Singapore and England.
Kathryn Elkins, Psychologist: Melbourne, Australia
Kathryn has worked for 20 years in clinical research, specialising in young people with comorbid mental ill-health and substance use. Based at Orygen, she provides treatment, training, consultation and resource development. She has trained in Australia, NZ, Portugal and Italy and authored book chapters, papers, treatment manuals and clinical guidelines on comorbidity in youth.
Dr David Manchester, Clinical Psychologist: Sydney Australia
David is a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in adapting motivational interviewing to assist individuals with neuro-cognitive impairment in psychiatry, disability and brain injury. He also has an interest in disseminating motivational interviewing across service systems and maintaining training gains over time.
Kylie McKenzie, Clinical Psychologist: Ballarat, Australia
Kylie McKenzie leads a team of psychologists at Ballarat Health Services. Kylie has been a lead trainer for MINT Training of New Trainer workshops and has provided MI training to a wide variety of health professionals. Kylie is currently enrolled in a PhD examining the application of MI in health care.
Ken McMaster, Social Worker: Christchurch, Aotearoa - New Zealand
Ken has worked in the family violence, sex offender and alcohol and drug sector for the past 38 years. He now runs HMA, a learning and development organisation specialising in programme design, workshop facilitation and supervision/coaching. Ken has worked extensively to bridge issues of criminal justice and family violence approaches with motivational interviewing.
Dr Rod McQueen, physician: Central NSW, Australia
Rod has worked in rural medicine for 36 years, first as a GP, and most recently as a drug and alcohol physician. He has actively promoted MI consistent practice and organisational culture for some years, and now focuses on MI training, small group support, and moving MI consistent values and practices into a wider sphere.
Helen Mentha, Clinical Psychologist: Melbourne, Australia
Helen Mentha worked in the community alcohol and drug sector for over 12 years. She now runs a private practice specialising in MI training, supervision and consultation. She has trained in Australia, NZ and China, primarily working with counselling, case management, allied health, medical and corrections services.
Dr Gen Numaguchi, Clinical Psychologist: Queenstown, Aotearoa - New Zealand
Gen is a Japanese-American clinical psychologist who works for Southern DHB in Queenstown. He specialises in depression/anxiety, personality disorders, drug courts, Asian Population, and effects of exercising in mental health wellbeing. He has over 20 years experience in the addiction field as well as adult mental health.
Tipene Picket, Trainer & Senior Clinician: Auckland, Aotearoa - New Zealand
Tipene Pickett is of Ngati Kahungunu descent. He has worked in a variety of alcohol and drug treatment settings for the past 16 years. He’s currently Director of Kotuku Training Limited which emphasizes MI training, consultation, programme development and exploring the relationship between and use of MI with Maori.
Dr Joel Porter, Clinical Psychologist: Gold Coast, Australia
Dr Joel Porter is a clinical psychologist working in addictions and mental health for over 20 years. He has provided training in MI to a wide range of professionals around the planet over the years. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of MINT. Joel is also an adjunct Associate Professor at Canberra University.
Corrianne Simpson, Health Promotion Training Practitioner: Wellington, Aotearoa - New Zealand
Corrianne Simpson has a background in family therapy, groups, supervision and education. She now works in training in MI and lifestyle behaviour change particularly with health professionals across organisations.
Dr Stan Steindl, Clinical Psychologist: Brisbane, Australia
Stan is a clinical psychologist and trainer with over 20 years experience in both public and private practice settings. He has provided MI training and supervision to organisations across a broad range of health sectors (including substance use, mental health, chronic disease, and persistent pain services) and health professionals (including doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners).
Dr Mark Wallace-Bell, Nurse: Christchurch, Aotearoa - New Zealand
Mark is a lecturer in Health Sciences at Canterbury University where he teaches two post graduate papers on MI and specialises in training health care professionals. He is conducting MI research in the areas of MI training, investigating the relationship between MI skill development and client change talk, diabetes and MI to increase physical activity.
Ben Wells, Psychiatrist: Adelaide, Australia
Ben Wells is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with over 10 years’ experience in adolescent and young adult mental health and substance misuse. He has conducted MI training in a range of areas including chronic disease self-management, mental health and substance misuse and Aboriginal health.
Dr Eileen Britt, Clinical Psychologist: Christchurch, Aotearoa - New Zealand
Eileen Britt has worked in mental health, health, and criminal justice, and has a long-standing interest in MI - it's practice, training and research. She trained MI to a variety of professional groups in NZ and internationally, and teaches MI in clinical psychology and two post-graduate courses in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury.
Dr Rashid Flewellen, Social Worker: Sydney, Australia
Rashid has been employed as a critical care Social Worker in the emergency department and intensive care units across NSW Health and previously in the USA. He is an A/Lecturer in the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University. He has conducted MI training across a number of venues and is currently developing evaluation research for MI training.
Amanda Meinhardt, Social Worker/ AOD practitioner: Auckland, Aotearoa - New Zealand
Amanda has worked in the mental health and addictions, health and tertiary education sectors over the past 33 years. As a passionate convert to MI since the early 1990’s, Amanda has a special interest in the integration of MI into practice and offers MI training and coaching to a range of health practitioners.
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